to absolutely hate/loathe the film Bridesmaids and wonder how anyone could find it "the best film ever"!

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somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 11:48:57

I know the film was out ages ago but I watched it on dvd a good few months ago after reading a letter in a magazine where this woman said it was her 7 year old dd's fave film so I thought it might be nice to watch with my dd3 who is 9 but luckily I decided to watch it first - and really hated it - I thought it was such childish humour and pretty revolting and by the time we got to the puppies being given away for free I watched the rest on fast forward thinking it was probably almost over anyway but it wasn't - it went on and on! I haven't watched anything like the American Pie films or any or that kind of humour which I think Bridesmaids is trying to be like but I still cannot understand why so many people have raved about this film and to think it's acceptable to watch with your children - it opens with her having sex for a start! Anyway I thought I had put this behind me until I read on FB a friend's comments about how she has just watched the film again and so many others have left comments agreeing that it's the best film they've seen and so funny - oh the bit on the plane - oh and in the shop with the wedding dresses ..... confused - I had to come somewhere for a rant!!! (and hope that at least one person can agree with me or if not please EXPLAIN to me the funny parts and how I missed them!!

Iwantmybed Thu 25-Apr-13 12:51:58

I love most silly comedies but this one left me cold. Not even remotely funny. I was embarrassed for the film makers tbh. I gave it a 1/5 on lovefilm. Now the hangover is funny.

carlajean Thu 25-Apr-13 12:21:08

but for a tiny instant they allowed the viewer to see her as the most balanced and adult woman in the group, until they lost confidence and turned her into a weirdo again, what a waste

freeandhappy Thu 25-Apr-13 12:18:41

So objectionable. Hahaha fat girl is horny hahaha. angry

HugoBear Thu 25-Apr-13 08:16:14

Why do some people show films to children when they aren't old enough for them? Aren't the age ratings there for a reason?.? confused

CheerfulYank Thu 25-Apr-13 05:23:11

I like it, but definitely wouldn't show it to a child!

I actually love Melissa McCarthy's character...I don't feel that there were "fat jokes", just "what an odd duck" jokes. And I think "you're your problem, Annie...and you're also your solution" was a great line.

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 25-Apr-13 04:21:07

I thought it was horrifically unfunny. I hated the lead character, and also really detest toilet humour. Ive never left a film in the cimena before, but came bloody close with this one! I did like the Hangover though, and American pie, and I love Miranda.

PariahHairy Thu 25-Apr-13 03:42:16

I think maybe obviously it's a sense of humour thing, I prefer irony and absurd humour, tickles my fancy. I detest toilet humour, really really hate it.

PariahHairy Thu 25-Apr-13 03:38:42

I thought it was crap, can't exactly remember why, but crap anyway. YANBU

freeandhappy Thu 25-Apr-13 03:23:37

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1261419-in-thinking-that-the-film-BRIDESMAIDS-is-totally-unfunny-and-misogynistic
I wonder if this link will work. OP YANBU. I started this thread when i saw it. Left the cinema with steam coming out my ears

amandine07 Wed 24-Apr-13 23:55:55

However, I must add that I do not think it is "the best film ever"...it just made me laugh. A lot.

amandine07 Wed 24-Apr-13 23:45:03

I saw this film with a friend at the cinema- we nearly pissed ourselves laughing! I own it on DVD now too. Each to their own. grin

Definitely not an appropriate film for a 9 year old!

I like the Hangover films, got them on DVD too...
Bridesmaids was funny in parts because of how ridiculous it got, I laughed with my mates at all the bridesmaid-zilla bits where they're trying to outdo each other.

What can i say- I loved it!

NoWayPedro Wed 24-Apr-13 21:02:18

It's a certificate 15 so would say its inappropriate for 7 and 9 yos.

I thought it was ok but nothing special. The major problem with it was that every joke was stretched out to the nth degree. The competing speeches scene started off funny but I got bored by the end of it.

I hated the Melissa McCarthy character - oh look she's fat and ugly and loud, let's laugh at her...

carlajean Wed 24-Apr-13 20:33:21

sorry to hi-jack the thread, but if you want to see a funny film, watch Untouchable. I haven't laughed so much in ages, and the great thing was that you were laughing with the characters and not at them.

Euphemia Wed 24-Apr-13 19:51:50

I bailed after 10 mins - it was trying too hard, and too bloody pleased with itself.

somewherewest Wed 24-Apr-13 19:47:43

...instead they've gone for gross out humour...

You say that like its a bad thing. Seriously, I love my four hour foreign language films about Romanian orphans bonding with disabled dogs as much as the next woman, but sometimes you just need a few poo jokes grin.

somewherewest Wed 24-Apr-13 19:42:24

Love it...worth it for the bridal shop scene alone.

ParadiseChick Wed 24-Apr-13 19:01:22

You're thinking about it too much!

somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 17:18:32

see the breakdown of her previous relationship and the start of the new relationship plus the jealous feeling the main character has about her friend getting married and having found another best friend are all subjects that could have made for a really interesting film but instead they've gone for gross out humour and as Carlajean says - made the main character a freak. She was completely unlikeable imo so I therefore didn't care what happened to her. The other film (that most of the actors were in) Friends with Kids was better.

carlajean Wed 24-Apr-13 17:16:24

oh yes, and the two other women (are we to assume they have a lesbian relationship?), the older married woman and the young one are totally wasted.
perhaps I take films to seriously, but in a successful film the characters change. the two competing bridesmaids were 30 year olds that behaved like teenagers , right up to the end.

Fillyjonk75 Wed 24-Apr-13 17:16:07

I don't think a 15 is ever acceptable for a 7 or year old to watch, sorry. A 12A maybe but never a 15.

carlajean Wed 24-Apr-13 17:12:19

I think bits are OK, but it could have been a lot better if the central character had resolved her situation by growing up, instead of hitching up. my major beef is that there's a good bit where the butch character comes over and basically says 'OK, move on, I'll be your friend' and says how she has had a bad past, but learnt to accept herself and become successful, on emotional and professional lines. great. but then she is back to bring portrayed like a freak, especially the last scene, where she's eating off that guy. what a waste, it's as though the film makers lost confidence in the situation.
it reminds me a lot of 40 Year Old Virgin, which is half intelligent and interesting, and half adolescent rubbish.
my favorite film of this type is STILL Mean Girls

somewhereaclockisticking Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:10

Oh god - yes Knocked up - equally crap IMO - in fact Katherine Heigl (or however she spells her name) is in alot of very poor movies. Knocked up - counting how many full frontal scenes in films - humour??????

ouryve Wed 24-Apr-13 16:05:14

YABU, but only because there are so many films that are equally shite.

KatyTheCleaningLady Wed 24-Apr-13 16:03:32

I watched this last night and loved it.

I liked it in the same way I liked The Hangover, Knocked Up, and Something About Mary.

I didn't think it was misogynistic, either.

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